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The Force Was With Jason Reitman’s ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Live Read; Full Recap and Photos

21 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The things fans love about The Empire Strikes Back are not things present in a live read: John Williams unbelievable score, the breathtaking action set pieces, and locations like Hoth, Dagobah and Cloud City. At a live read, it’s just the actors, the script, a few images and the audience. As a massive Star Wars […]

The post The Force Was With Jason Reitman’s ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Live Read; Full Recap and Photos appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Eric Rohmer's "A Winter's Tale"

21 hours ago | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Are film directors like cupids? Are they armed with a bow and arrow, shooting their particular and peculiar vision of life at the audience so some spell can begin? If so, Eric Rohmer's arrows are philosophically tinged, though aimed more at the heart and the many-tiered prejudices surrounding it than the head. Sometimes mistakenly branded intellectual, his cinema is the personification of the Shakespearian invocation at the beginning of Twelfth Night, “If music be the food of love, play on...” His music is talk and the talk is of love, and though it can stray into discussions of Plato, Pascal, and Kant, its end is the heart because the fleshy fist ultimately decides who we stay with and who we leave, who's in and who's out—the fist answers Rohmer's main question, Who, out of all the people I attract or I'm attracted to, is my type?

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- Greg Gerke

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Mark Hamill Goes to the Dark Side at Jason Reitman’s Live Reading of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

22 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Welcome to the first live screening of ‘The Interview!’”

So teased Jason Reitman at the start of Thursday’s live reading of “The Empire Strikes Back” held in downtown Los Angeles. The event, part of Film Independent’s Live Read series, was moved from its previous home at Lacma to the larger Ace Hotel Theatre due to audience demand.

“We needed a few more seats for this one,” quipped Reitman, who directs the events.

Costumed characters dressed as Stormtroopers and X-Wing Pilots entertained fans outside the historic theater, while a fully-motorized R2-D2 posed for photos inside the lobby as John Williams’ classic theme music played in the background.

But it was the surprise appearance of beloved Star Wars icon Mark Hamill, reading the roles of Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Emperor, that brought the audience to its feet for a spontaneous standing ovation.

“I hope I pass the audition,” Hamill joked as the applause continued. »

- Matthew Chernov

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Check Out This 'Star Wars' Christmas Light Show (Video)

23 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's hard not to get a little Grinchy right around this time of year, but perhaps this "Star Wars"-themed Christmas lights extravaganza will warm the cockles of your heart.

Tom BetGeorge, who teaches at the Conservatory in Oakland and Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont, decorated his home with approximately 100,000 lights carefully choreographed to John Williams's epic themes for "Star Wars." There's a giant piano and guitar that light up with the correct notes, as well as candy canes, a giant Christmas tree, singing faces, a working drum set, and beams of light that change colors and blink in time with the themes.

BetGeorge told Yahoo that the entire display took around 1,000 hours to build, which included building the various props by hand. If you're wondering what his neighbors think about this wild holiday display, BetGeorge wrote on YouTube, "The beams can be seen for miles but I went »

- Jenni Miller

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Opens One Year From Today & Gets A New Set Of Trading Cards

18 December 2014 11:18 AM, PST | | See recent news »

In one year from today, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will unleash in theaters – December 18, 2015. Images from the film has been retro-fitted with a throwback to the trading cards from the original Star Wars movie.

Complete with the names of the new characters, check ‘em out below and watch the teaser trailer Here.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.

They will join the original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The film is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk, and John Williams returns as the composer.

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- Melissa Thompson

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20 Most Viewed Movie Trailers of 2014

18 December 2014 6:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

THR has released an official list of the most viewed trailers of 2014. And you may be surprised to see which movie came in first. While a lot of your are probably guessing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was actually Fifty Shades of Grey that took top honors. While Star Wars: The Force Awakens had the best start of the year, grabbing 58.2 million views in its first five days of release, it was Fifty Shades of Grey that won the race with its four month head start. The trailer has been viewed 93 million times on Youtube since its July 24 release. Don't feel too bad for Star Wars 7, though, as it came in second place with 81 million Youtube views since its debut over Thanksgiving weekend. In third place was Avengers: Age of Ultron with 78 million views. Here is the full top 20 list of most watched trailers followed by the trailers themselves. »

- MovieWeb

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Home Alone: the best Christmas movie of all time?

18 December 2014 3:10 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Could 1990 comedy Home Alone be the best Christmas movie of all time? James lays out his argument...

Gremlins is great and Elf is ace. Bad Santa is bitchin' and The Muppets Christmas Carol is sensational, inspirational, celebrational and Muppetational. Die Hard is dead good, Miracle On 34th Street is magic and It's A Wonderful Life is truly, erm, wonderful.

None of them, though, can confidently state that they are the Best Christmas Movie of All Time. Only one film can claim that title, and that film is Home Alone, which is undoubtedly and without question the Best Christmas Movie of All Time. There's legitimate space for a debate as to whether Home Alone 2: Lost In New York deserves the prestigious label but, really, with Home Alone being the original article I think it's only right that we let it stand as number one.

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- ryanlambie

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Watch: John Williams Creates The Score For 'Star Wars: Episode V—Empire Strikes Back' In This Vintage 22-Minute Featurette

15 December 2014 11:50 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Iconic. Rousing. Pure fucking geek magic. Such are some of the choice adjectives we’d use to describe John Williams' immortal “Star Wars” theme, a piece of music that sends fanboys into a collective spasm of joyous exuberance upon its very first notes. With the internet positively abuzz from that scintillating first teaser for J.J. Abrams' upcoming 'The Force Awakens'—which George Lucas still claims not to have seen—many have chosen to look back at the original “Star Wars” films and their enduring influence on today’s pop culture (indeed, something like “Guardians of the Galaxy” would be impossible to imagine without the original trilogy). Love them or hate them—and unlike the newer, decidedly digital episodes that Lucas directed from the late '90’s to the early 2000’s, which were more or less unanimously derided, there is a bit of a divide here—the “Star Wars »

- Nicholas Laskin

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Oscars Songs & Scores. Plus: Chart Updates

13 December 2014 8:59 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Each year the list of eligible Original Songs that will vy for Oscar nominations holds numerous surprises. These surprises almost invariably fall under the question heading:

That movie had a song in it?"

Apart from song showcases that are an important part of the narrative - remember that sweet tense reunion between Hiccup's father and mother in How To Train your Dragon 2? - many songs are buried in their movies by way of incomplete airings or end credit positioning when people are exiting the theater  -- you have to be the first music in the end credits to be eligible at all. Come second and you're outta there as Madonna learned the hard way for her end credits "Masterpiece" in W.E. (that's the name of the song, not a qualitative judgement). The other annual head-scratcher question about this category is not the mean-spirited "Why does it exist?" but the »


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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Character Names Unveiled

11 December 2014 1:37 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Whether you were lucky enough to see George LucasStar Wars Episode IV: A New Hope on the silver screen in 1977 or were introduced to the sci-fi spectacle on home media, you might collect or are familiar with the special line of 1977 Topps trading cards that depict memorable moments from the first chapter of the epic space saga. J. J. Abrams and the folks at Lucasfilm certainly remember those collectible cards, as they have revealed the official names of several key characters from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens via captioned images that replicate the design of the Topps Star Wars cards of old.

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens character cards were unveiled by Entertainment Weekly and feature the following name reveals:

Daisy Ridley plays Rey. John Boyega plays Finn. Oscar Isaac plays Poe Dameron. The mysterious hooded figure with the red lightsaber is named “Kylo »

- Derek Anderson

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed

11 December 2014 1:33 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »


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J.J. Abrams, director and co-writer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy have adopted a retro feel for the film’s marketing campaign. Forget your boring press releases and uninspired kiddie merch, this time they’re bringing things full circle with a mock-up run of eight trading cards. The unique slant here is that the cards feature recognizable faces from the first teaser trailer… with their names in print below.

Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, who exclusively revealed the designs, we can now show you the rundown of the cards created by Abrams and Kennedy. For a look at the images, you can scroll through the gallery above. For eager fans of deconstruction and detail, check out the numbers of each of the cards. According to Abrams, the digits »

- Gem Seddon

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The Voice 2014 Wild Card Winner Results - Carson Daly Reveals Fourth Finalist on Today

10 December 2014 7:39 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

The Voice 2014 finals are now set, the winner of the wild card voting was revealed this morning on Today and the results may stun a few viewers. Damien is the fourth and final contestant for The Voice USA 2014 finals! The first three finalists for the show were revealed last night, check out our live recap here of the results show from last night. This season a wild card contestant has been inserted and during last night's show all of the earlier eliminated performers from the top 12 were given one last opportunity to impress the voters for votes. Here were their song choices: Reagan James sang "Put Your Records On" Jessie Pitts sang "Zombie" Ryan Sill sang "Marry Me" Anita Antoinette sang "Waiting on the World to Change" Taylor John Williams sang "Wicked Game" Damien sang "Grenade" Sugar Joans sang "Back to Black" Luke Wade sang "Have A Little Faith In »

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The Voice: 3 Finalists Are Revealed While 9 Vie for Lone Wild Card Spot

10 December 2014 7:15 AM, PST | | See recent news »

That was one wild night. The Voice threw precedent out the window Tuesday night when it brought back eliminated artists from the Top 12 to perform one last time to earn the newly created fourth wild card spot in next week's finale. The switch-up meant that (for once) Carson Daly wasted no time in revealing the three finalists advancing to next week: Craig Wayne Boyd of Team Blake Shelton and Matt McAndrew and Chris Jamison - who was the recipient of the Twitter instant save the previous week - of Team Adam Levine. The reveal meant that only the show's two »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd

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Top 3 finalists for 'The Voice' are Craig Wayne Boyd, Chris Jamison, Matt McAndrew

9 December 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The final three contenders competing on "The Voice" have been determined: country singer Craig Wayne Boyd, pop vocalist Chris Jamison, and rocker/pop artist Matt McAndrew. Fans of the NBC reality program voted over the previous day and eliminated Damien Lawson and Taylor John Williams from the top five Tuesday night. Boyd, Jamison, and McAndrew will now face off next Monday for the championship of this seventh season. Related: Will Chris Jamison, Damien Lawson be eliminated from 'The Voice'? -Break- McAndrew was at the top of our most recent leaderboard with 14/5 odds (see chart at left). Boyd was next at 4/1, but Williams should have survived with 5/1 odds. Much longer shots were Lawson at 11/2 and especially Jamison at 13/2. It looks likes one of the winning coaches for this season will be Adam Levine (winner of the first and fifth seasons) or Blake Shelton (champ for the second, third, and »

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The Voice: Who Made it To the Finale and Who's Still Got A Chance?

9 December 2014 7:30 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

We're one step closer to crowning another winner on The Voice, and three guys have been guaranteed a spot in the finale based on America's votes. Chris Jamison, Matt McAndrew and Craig Wayne Boyd will all get to compete next week, semi-eliminating Damien and Taylor John Williams. However, all hope is not lost for those two, or for seven other previously eliminated contestants. It's a good thing too, because tonight's wildcard performances proved that there was some serious talent that had been left behind along the way. Unfortunately, we didn't get to hear who gets that fourth spot in the finale in tonight's episode. The last finalist will be revealed on the Today show tomorrow morning after »

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The Voice Season 7 Eliminated Damien & Taylor John Williams Tonight,November 9th

9 December 2014 6:37 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Tonight's elimination show,kicked off with ,host Carson Daly, getting right down to business by revealing that Chris Jamison from Team Adam was safe this week. Craig Wayne Boyd from Team Blake was safe, and Matt McAndrew from Team Adam was safe. So, that left Damien and Taylor John Williams as the odd men out to battle for a 4th wild card spot against the rest of the top 12 contestants of this season. That's right. Nine of the eliminated constants get one more shot at the title by competing for a 4th, wild card spot. It'll be chosen by viewing audience votes. Then the results will be revealed on the Today Show tomorrow morning, October 10th. After that wild announcement, the performances began. Reagan James sang "Put Your Records On." Jessie Pitts sang "Zombie." Ryan Sill sang "Marry Me." Anita Antoinette sang "Waiting on the World to Change." Taylor John Williams sang "Wicked Games. »

- Andre Braddox

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The Voice Recap: Did the Right 3 Artists Make the Season 7 Finals? Plus — Who Deserves the Wild Card?

9 December 2014 6:25 PM, PST | | See recent news »

You can’t accuse NBC of underestimating the power of cross-promotional synergy.

With The Voice rocking the 18-49 demo and its venerable Today struggling to get out of No. 2 in the morning-show ratings, the Peacock net made a bold move with its reality-singing juggernaut’s semifinal results telecast: Nope, you won’t know identity of the fourth and final Season 7 finalist unless you wake up with Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and that collection of other folks who use international news as the aoli in a pop-culture and cooking-segments sandwich.

I’m not kidding. Host Carson Daly taunted the Voice audience »

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The Voice USA Results 2014 Tonight: Wild Card Winner, Eliminations, Who Went Home?

9 December 2014 5:02 PM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

The Voice USA results for tonight (December 9, 2014) are below - it's an elimination night, who was voted off and went home for semi-finals week? We're getting down to the wire here on Season 7 of The Voice and tonight is wild card night, too. Tonight's show is huge for the contestants and their fans, we find out which two singers had the fewest votes from last night’s show and who gets eliminated. We also find out which of the nine previously eliminated Top 12 artists will be voted back into the competition as the wildcard going into the finals. The top five are Damien, Craig Wayne Boyd, Taylor John Williams, Matt McAndrew, and Chris Jamison. Who do you think will claim the Wild Card Spot? Who will advance to the finals tonight? The show is live on NBC, the judges are Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton. Tonight's »

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'The Voice' Results: The Top 3 Revealed

9 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | | See recent BuddyTV news »

We're getting down to the wire here in season 7 of The Voice. Tonight, we'll meet our Top 3 artists from the Top 5. Damien, Craig Wayne Boyd, Taylor John Williams, Matt McAndrew and Chris Jamison are all anxiously waiting to see if they made it. Who will be in the Top 3? My guess? Matt McAndrew and Craig Wayne Boyd will definitely be in the Top 3. I'm a little unsure who the last one will be, but Dean Bextor predicts that Chris Jamison will be in there too. I really like Taylor John Williams, though, but there's always the Wild Card spot.

Also tonight, eliminated contestants from the Top 12 will battle it out for the coveted fourth spot. Who do you think will claim the Wild Card spot? »


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The Voice Semi-Finals: Ranking the Top 5 Performances

8 December 2014 8:20 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Where has this season gone? It feels like we've barely had time to learn the Voice contestants' names, let alone fall in love with them enough to know which one we want to win during next week's finale. That's probably entirely our fault, since we also only just realized it's December and we haven't done a single bit of holiday shopping. Oops! Tonight's semi-final performances were all over the place: Some good, some bad, some great, and all lady-free, which is a bummer. Of course, tomorrow night's wildcard show could change that, but for now, let's run down tonight's 10 performances from worst to best! 10. Taylor John Williams – "Blank »

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